Warm your valentine’s heart: Finding romance in Acadia

Cozy up in front of a fire this chilly Valentine’s Day, and instead of the usual chocolates, roses or champagne, why not propose a romantic vacation, camping trip – or even wedding – in Acadia National Park?

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As a Facebook friend posted this morning from Mount Desert Island, “Roses are red, violets are blue, happy Valentine’s Day, from snowy Maine to you.” (Photo courtesy of Linda Thayer)

From catching the sunrise on Cadillac, to taking a horse-drawn carriage ride along “Mr. Rockefeller’s roads,” from camping out with a view at the new Schoodic Woods campground to enjoying a candlelit dinner, it’s easy to find romance in Acadia National Park and surrounding communities.

As part of our Ask Acadia on My Mind! series, we’ve answered a couple of questions about romantic things to see and do in Acadia National Park.

Last July, we helped Q pick some romantic settings for engagement photos. And in October, we assisted Aaron from Cleveland plan a camping trip in the fall to celebrate an anniversary with his girlfriend.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some other resources for looking for a little romance in Acadia National Park:

Helpful resources for finding romance in Acadia National Park

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Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain is one of the many romantic things to see and do in Acadia (NPS photo)

Do you have a story of romance in Acadia National Park, or a favorite place to dine or stay in the region?

Feel free to share the memory below, as a special way to mark Valentine’s Day.